The Society of Collision Repair Specialists’ upcoming open board meeting offers everyone the opportunity to learn about industry developments and SCRS’ work in support of the sector.
“These meetings are scheduled in concert with the Collision Industry Conference (CIC) so that we can provide a variety of meetings and opportunities to those that have traveled to participate in their industry,” SCRS Chairman Bruce Halcro (Capital Collision Center) said in a statement. “These meetings are an opportunity for our members to interact with our board and committee chairs. Our staff, committees and other invited guests present on topics facing the industry and membership, and for us to share details on the work we have undertaken on behalf of those we represent. We want our members present and participating.”
And one member will be particularly happy to be present and participating in the July 14 meeting in Cleveland, Ohio. The 3-5 p.m. gathering at the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel will also find SCRS announcing the winner of a Spanesi Touch equipment and data package worth more than $33,000.
Each General Member will receive an entry for each year of their membership (up to 20 years worth of entries), and Platinum members will snag two entries for every year of membership (up to 30 years worth).
“We can never stress enough that the success Spanesi has enjoyed over the past 50+ years has been a result of both our innovative solutions for the marketplace and the collision repairers who were bold enough to seek out innovation for their businesses,” Spanesi Americas Chief Operating Officer Timothy Morgan said in a March statement. “This industry needs collision repairers who prioritize safe and proper repairs and who make it a part of their culture to surround themselves with the people and the information necessary to accomplish those endeavors. We have been a longtime supporter of SCRS because we believe that associations like this do just that for the industry. This initiative is a way to spotlight an organization we believe is doing a tremendous amount of work supporting the collision repair industry and helping them give back to the membership they represent, whether they are long-tenured veterans of the association or new members bringing fresh perspectives and ideas.”
Though SCRS will celebrate a member with the Spanesi giveaway, the open board meeting is free and open to everyone, regardless of SCRS affiliation. The organization just asks prospective attendees to RSVP to email@example.com “so that we can set the room appropriately to accommodate for social distancing.”
Ohio has dropped restrictions for those who are fully vaccinated for the COVID-19 coronavirus, but some people might not have yet achieved that level of protection or still simply feel more comfortable taking precautions. As of 6 a.m. Tuesday, 54.6 percent of U.S. adults were fully vaccinated and 64.6 percent had received at least one dose. The CDC generally considers people fully vaccinated if it’s been two weeks after the second dose in a two-dose treatment like Pfizer and Moderna’s or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine like Johnson & Johnson’s.
SCRS will also hold an affiliate conference on July 14 prior to the open board meeting. That 8 a.m.-1 p.m. event is open to designated members of affiliate boards only.
And as Halcro observed, the summer Collision Industry Conference will take place the next day. It will be held in-person but also allow virtual participation for those who can’t make it to Cleveland or don’t feel comfortable doing so. Register here. In-person attendance is now open to everyone, not just Gold Pin members.
Discounted rooms might still be available at the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel, which will be the venue for all of these events. Call 216-696-5600 for reservations or book online here. Use the codes “Collision Industry” or “COLCOLA.”
Repairers who come in earlier in the week can also check out the Collision Repair Education Foundation’s golf outing Tuesday, July 13, at noon and reception Monday, July 12, at 6 p.m.
SCRS represents 6,000 collision repairers and 58,500 industry professionals through its direct membership and 40 affiliates. For more information about SCRS, call 877-841-0660, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.scrs.com.
Society of Collision Repair Specialists, June 16, 2021
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Featured image: A Spanesi Touch can be seen at the SCRS booth during SEMA 2019. Spanesi founder Orazio Spanesi is at left. (John Huetter/Repairer Driven News)